Nima Patel

As a Psychology graduate, former primary school teacher and a nursery manager with a family background of over 30 years' experience in Early Years education, Nima Patel noticed there was a lack of mindfulness being taught within the school curriculum. She quickly recognised there was not enough emphasis placed on children's mental health, which she believes is fundamental in nurturing their emotional wellbeing.

Through her own personal challenges and having lost her father very suddenly, Nima suffered from high levels of anxiety which took a toll on her overall mental health. She realised the importance of dealing with emotions healthily to feel happy inwardly. She began to express her emotions through journaling and blog writing to help and support others and found the process deeply healing.

Combining her two passions in life, mindfulness and teaching, she has created the ‘Mindful Champs' brand with a mission to bring mindfulness into the lives of children. Living in a society in which individuals place their self-worth on external markers, mental health issues are at an all-time high.

By practicing mindfulness with children from an early age, Nima believes it can promote a range of benefits, from self-love to emotional regulation – all of which are necessary tools that can be used as blueprints to carry children into their adult years. Nima strongly believes that these concepts should be taught at an early age to really instil an empowered sense of self into young children – after all, they are the leaders of tomorrow.

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Published: 07 February 2021